Q: Please describe your practice / business’s area of expertise.
A: For almost 40 years, The Learning Tree has demonstrated a high rate of success using the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach in educational programs and in the management of the most severe behaviors.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based instruction is a highly specialized form of education that addresses the skill deficits of children to equip them with the skills needed to effectively participate in the rest of their educational careers, and life as well. It is a systematic process requiring ongoing data collection, trial and error and data-based decision-making, in addition to highly structured instructional procedures.
Q: What type of services and / or products do you offer?
A: The Learning Tree offers a community-based residential option for children and adolescents, ages 6-21, that have significant behavioral challenges. Their educational services are delivered on one of our community-based school campuses. Individualized instructional programs are provided in a nurturing, supportive environment using applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles. Our program provides each child 24-hour care in a homelike setting that is suited to their unique and special needs. Other services include vocational skill training, advanced medical services, applied behavior analysis, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dietary services and more. Residential programs are in Jacksonville, Birmingham, Tallassee and Mobile. Educational services are certified by the Alabama Department of Education. Homes are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Preschool services are also available through The Little Tree Preschools located in Huntsville and Anniston. The Little Tree Preschools are inclusive educational programs serving children with developmental challenges alongside their typically developing peers. Growing Independence Behavioral Services (GIBS) clinics are established across Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery, and Mobile. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy in a clinic setting is available for preschool and school-age children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Q: What is your admission policy?
A: The Learning Tree adheres to an open admission policy whereby children are admitted to the program without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background or ethnic origin. The Learning Tree accepts referrals for children from private individuals and referrals from other health service sources and educational programs. For more information on the admission process visitlearning-tree.org.